Most Senior Missionaries do not proselyte and teach the gospel to non-members. Elder Hofhiens and I serve in the Mission office, serving and helping the missionaries and the Mission President in the work of Gathering Israel.
As a general rule we don’t proselyte, but we still get to participate in the Gathering of Israel in this great and last dispensation of the Gospel. To do this great work – Heavenly Father has a great youthful army of missionaries and the Book of Mormon.
Our little army of missionaries give away 500 Book of Mormons every month! It is as one prophet said –
I have a vision of thousands of missionaries going into the mission field with hundreds of passages memorized from the Book of Mormon…Indeed, I have a vision of flooding the earth with the Book of Mormon…Ezra Taft Benson; 1985-1994
Of course with all this excitement and activity in the mission, we get to add our testimonies to the front cover of the Book of Mormon many times. As gifts of great value, we give them away and testify at the same time.
This is the story of a family who left Jerusalem and came to the Americas. They kept the Law of Moses and were fully prepared to meet Jesus when he came to teach them. This is the people that Jesus described when he said, “And other sheep I have that are not of this fold, them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; And there shall be one fold and one shepherd.” This is the people of Nephi of the Book of Mormon. This is their true story.Sister Hofhiens testimony in a Book of Mormon – taken in part from John 10:16.